Poe Valley State Park, Coburn

Poe Valley State Park is a 620acre Pennsylvania state park in Penn Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is surrounded by Bald Eagle State Forest. Poe Paddy State Park is to the east. The forests of the park surround the 25acre Poe Lake. Poe Valley State Park is in isolated Poe Valley which lies between Potters Mills on U.S. Route 322 and Millheim on Pennsylvania Route 45. The park was closed during the 2008 and 2009 season while the lake was drained for dam repairs and the park facilities were upgraded.HistoryPoe Valley State Park and nearby Poe Paddy State Park were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The young men of the CCC also worked to clear the regrowing forests of brush to prevent forest fires. They constructed roads throughout the forests, built state park facilities, constructed bridges on the state roads, planted trees for reforestation, and cleaned streams.
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  • This place is definitely remote but it's worth the trek. There are plenty of picnic tables, a nice sized beach area, a fun playground and even canoe and paddle boat rentals! There is a snack bar and t...  more »
  • I know this are well. I used to live in Bellefonte, PA which was about 10 miles from here. I spent a lot of time driving on the roads into and out of the park. In my opinion, you haven't really learne...  more »
  • Yes you have to drive on dirt roads to get there but it is worth it. Choose this state park to detox from the electronic world by putting away your cell phone and lifting your head to view a lovely la...  more »
  • Very nice park! Snack bar service is hands down AMAZING! The Snack bar worker Pam is very reasonable and caring. You can tell that she loves her job. Very respectful, and always there to answer questions when asked! Plenty of stuff to do such as, boat rentals, walking trails, playground, fishing areas, and a roped of clean and safe lake to swim in. Sand is raked each and every morning. With well kept grounds. I 100% recommend this as a day trip or weekend get away!
  • I grew up here for years every summer. Beautiful lake and surrounding area. Camp sites here have been updated with showers and mini cabins with electric, perfect for familys with young ones. However, if you like more of an old school camp experiance, Poe Paddy is between 10 and 15 minutes away from Poe Valley camp grounds and Poe Lake, and is just empty lots. Big and small for campers or just tents and local bathrooms without showers. At the lake there is a swimming area, a dock with paddle boat, canoe or kayak rentals. There is a lock up area if you so choose to bring your own john boat, canoe or kayak next to the dam. Hiking trails surround the area, look out spots and an old train tunnel and bridge to explore!
  • Small, but beautiful, with updated campgrounds & beach facilities. Road is a bit rough going in. Better to come in from the north end, than west end.
  • Very nice area. Good sites, beach, hiking trails. Nice and remote.
  • Tons of hours of free entertainment here. Small beach which is great for the kids. Plenty of places to go fishing. Nicely taken care of restroom areas. Small ice cream stand and canoe rentals. Just a great time for a cheap trip.

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